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Friday, January 30, 2015

30 in 30 - Day 30 - Crimson Tide

Today is the last official day of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I can't believe I made it all 30 days! I finished a painting every day! I do plan to continue painting daily. I may not finish a painting every single day, but it will be a daily thing. I can't exactly finish a huge painting in one day most days. I have lots of other things to do other than nurture my creative soul. But, this has gotten me into the daily habit. I will be taking weekends off, more than likely. Also, I know it's supposed to be a 30 day challenge and I know tomorrow is a weekend day, but I can't do every day in January except one. I just can't! Call me a perfectionist. Call me OCD. But I can't do it. So, even if it's the most simple, non recognizable painting ever created. There will be a painting finished tomorrow to round out January 2015!

So without further ado, here's the final painting of the challenge. It's called "Crimson Tide" as an ode to my husband. He's been patient with me about these days where we have no time and I still have to paint to keep up with the 30 in 30. He ran to get take out more this month than usual and he helped around the house. He's an Alabama "Crimson Tide" fan. And that's an understatement. The red color I used is called Napthol Crimson and the tide part is obvious. The color was, too, but just in case... Oh yeah, I said without further ado and then I ado'd all over the place. Sorry 'bout that! Here's the painting.

5x7x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Side View

All of the paintings shown during the 30 in 30 challenge will be featured during the Mount Dora Art Festival (Feb7-8) through the 2nd Friday Art Stroll (Feb-13 6-8PM) at Painting Outside the Lines Gallery. The gallery is located on the main drag there in downtown Mount Dora beside One Flight Up Cafe. You'll have to go up the stairs to get to it, but it's worth the huffing and puffing. I promise. Plus, while you're there you can have a smoothie or coffee from the cafe, powder your nose somewhere other than a porta-let, and enjoy the nice atmosphere.

I'll be back tomorrow. Stop in and see what I have cookin'!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mount Dora Art Walk

We went to another Art Walk in Downtown Mount Dora last night. It was unusually cold for Central FL. I think it was in the lower to mid 40s while we were there. We're normally a lot warmer here, so we didn't stay as long as we have in the past. This Art Walk was apparently a special one, but we were unaware until we got home. Ha! Yeah, we pay attention. I guess the FL Highwaymen were there with a special exhibit in the Donnelly Building. We didn't go up that far, so we didn't see them. No problem, though. They'll be there until Sunday at 5, so we can go back.

The big party seemed to be at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. We didn't bother trying to go in because it was shoulder to shoulder already. That's not my idea of fun. Here's the Center during the day.

Next door is the Artisan Gift Shop. Isn't that the cutest sign?

My favorite new place to go is the Bowersock Gallery. The art there is just fantastic and so interesting to me. Joel and Kolby even seem to enjoy the place. It's new to Mount Dora. I believe they have a sister gallery up north somewhere.

I don't have any photos of the art. They generally frown upon taking photos of art in galleries and museums, ya know. But I did manage to get a couple photos of the guys and some Christmas decor that they've yet to take down. Which I can totally understand. It's beautiful and must have taken a lot of work to put up.

Since I didn't get any photos of myself while there, here's one I took when I got home. I couldn't let my good hair and make-up day go to waste.